|Radiology Society of New Jersey
Resident and Fellow Section
Executive Committee Meeting - July 20, 2003
The executive committee meeting of the Radiological Society of New Jersey's Resident Physician Section was called to order by President Ajay Sood. Dr. Sunil Gujurathi and Dr. Ravi Prasad were in attendance during the conference call.
The first order of business was the statewide resident and program surveys. The surveys are now complete and available for download at the RSNJ-RFS website. All program representatives will be requested to make copies of the resident, and the program survey and distribute them to all residents in their respective programs. Additionally, each program representative will provide names and email addresses of each resident within their program on the program update form. This information will be used to update the RSNJ-RFS database and enhance communication. All of the above information will be faxed to Dr. Prasad at 732-235-6889.
Secondly, the RSNJ-RFS website was discussed. Since the last meeting, there have been several changes to the website including adding our By Laws, meeting minutes, and the ACR article of March 2003 that featured the RSNJ-RFS. Much work has gone into developing this website primarily through the efforts of Dr Sood. Also, many resident representatives at the ACR annual convention commended it. At least three other states have expressed interest in using our website as a model for their own.
Next, the officers discussed the UMDNJ-Newark oral boards review course. The reimbursement of deposits for the oral boards review course for those residents not selected if the positions are filled was discussed, as per the request of many residents received by the RFS. Dr. Gujurathi will further look into this matter.
Congratulations to Dr. Ajay Sood who has been appointed to the government relations commission of the American College of Radiology. Additionally, he was one of the recipients of the prestigious JT Rutherford Internship, an honor that was granted to only seven well-deserving candidates nationwide. The officers hope that this will be a representative trend of the RSNJ-RFS in the coming years.
Dr. Prasad will be represent the RFS at the August 5th, 2003 meeting of the RSNJ executive committee in place of Dr. Sood.
The next RPS meeting will be held in conjunction with the RSNJ semi-annual meeting on November 8, 2003, which will include elections for the 2003-2004 officers of the RFS.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned by Dr. Sood.